Thursday Night — Jan 9 - Feb 13:
Beginner - 5:00-6:00pm
Friday Night — Jan 10 - Feb 14:
Beginner - 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday Morning — Jan 11 - Feb 15:
Beginner - 10:00-11:00am
Intermediate/Advanced - 11:15am-12:15pm
Sunday Afternoon — Jan 12 - Feb 16:
Beginner - 12:00-1:00pm
Advanced - 1:15-2:15pm
The 2020 Winter Session will be held at our indoor facility through January and February! We are hosting programs for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, as well as adult lessons!
As always, we offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers to participation. Feel free to talk to us!
Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced?
Beginner: new to skateboarding, or otherwise casual skaters with some riding skills. This lesson will teach the basics: parts of the skateboard, safety & etiquette, foot positions, riding, turning, going up & down ramps, how to fall, and learning basic tricks.
Intermediate: comfortable with pushing, turning, manuals, and starting ollies. Here we will be working on ride-offs, riding switch, improving ollies, and introducing new tricks.
Advanced: avid skaters who can ride comfortably, and have already locked down kickturns, ride-offs, and ollies. In this class, we will be working on more advanced tricks and combining them.
All the lessons will include conversations about social interaction, stewardship, community, role-modelling, and other related topics.
Still not sure which class to enroll in? Feel free to ask us!
Regardless of skill level, the hour-long lesson with Impact teaches skaters how to develop and improve their skills in a safe, supportive environment, with professional instructors.
Our goal at Impact is to help participants develop confidence on a skateboard, and show them how their hard work and dedication can lead them to success in all areas of life.
Building confidence is only the beginning—we work to instill healthy self-esteem that is effort-based rather than performance-based, while emphasizing inclusion, compassion, and respect.
Each week, participants will build on their skills and test their limits, learning how to calculate risks and reap the rewards of patience, practice, and perseverance!
Each lesson starts with a group introduction. followed by a short discussion on a range of subjects, including terminology, skatepark etiquette, dealing with frustration/challenges, and skateboard community/culture. Participants are split into groups based on experience level, and work on various skills with our instructors.
No Equipment? No Problem!
If you do not yet have equipment, you are more than welcome to borrow ours for the lesson! We strongly advise against buying skateboards from department stores. A proper skateboard typically costs a more than something you might find at Walmart, so before spending $100+ at a skateboard shop, feel free to use our gear. See our Parent FAQ for more information.
What Do You Get?
Due to the nature of skateboarding, kids will require one-on-one attention. Everyone learns differently and at different speeds, but a lot of progress can be made with a little bit of practice. Over the course of the session, every participant will get individual coaching and practice time.
What To Bring
Please be sure to bring a skateboard, helmet, safety gear, and water. If you have any questions regarding equipment, check out our Parent FAQ, or feel free to contact us.